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Sixth Pay Commission: Armed Forces Pay panel Grievances

Not all central government employees are happy with the Implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission Recommendations. The front runners in this unhappiness are the armed forces or defence forces officers. The main cause of concern for these Armed Foces officers has been their belief about disparity with civilian and paramilitary counterparts. And unless that parity is restored, they will not be satisfied. The good news is that the government has promised to look into the issue on "a priority basis through fast-track route" for the Armed Forces or Defence Forces Pay recommendations.
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What is the cause of disparity with the Armed forces salaries as per the Sixth Pay Commission?
As per the news, The main reason of problems with the Armedd forces or defence personnel salaries has come about due to implementation of Phase-I of the Ajai Vikram Singh (AVS) Committee report in December 2004 - which was basically aimed at arresting "the greying profile" of operational commanders through faster promotions - without concomitant increase in ranks in the upper echelons.

As reported earlier, the government is now on the verge of clearing implementation of AVS report Phase-II, which will create 140 new posts of two and three-star generals and another 1,022 posts for Brigadier and Colonel rank officers in the three Services.

The forces are also angry at the pay commission notification which places all director-generals of police and their equivalents over Lt-Generals by the creation of a new "higher administrative grade-plus".

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As per the news, simmering anger in the armed forces against the Centre for notifying the Sixth Pay Commission report has now erupted over the "raw deal" given to Lt-Colonels and their equivalent ranks in IAF (Wing Commander) and Navy (Commander), who form the "bulk" of the officer cadre in Army, Navy and IAF.

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After a presentation to Defence Minister A K Antony by the chiefs of staff committee, the armed forces also briefed top ministry officials on Tuesday about the "extant parity"of Lt-Col rank officers being lowered by retaining them in Pay Band-3 (Rs 15,600-39,100), while raising similarly placed civilians and paramilitary officers to PB-4 (Rs 37,400-67,000).

After all, of the 54,770 officers in the 13-lakh strong armed forces, almost 19,000 are Lt-Cols. These include 11,187 in the Army, 4,216 in IAF and 3,528 in Navy.

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State Wise Salary Hike details are covered in the links of the article: State Wise Salary Hike Details of Sixth Pay Commission. Please refer to the article and click on your respective state wise link for news and other information.

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Anonymous said...(on 13 September 2008 at 12:25 )  

The Sgt/Hawaldar of X group (Diploma Stream) has been down graded by the commision/Govt./Services by putting them in the lowest pay band i.e. PB-1 ,where as the commision & the Govt has approved the existing 5000+ scale in PB-2. Hence WE request the Naval Chief to take up this matter with Defence Minister, PM & FM similarly as the matter for Wg Cdr/Lt Col has been taken up. We hope the result will be positive & the morale will be high.
PBOR Desk

Anonymous said...(on 13 September 2008 at 12:27 )  

As per pay commission recomendation whose basic was 5000-8000 is placed in PB-2. Sgt/Hawaldar of X group(Diploma Scale) whose basic start with 5000 & even the Sgt/Hawaldar whose basic was more than 5000 as on 01/01/06 are unfortunatly placed in PB-1. We hope the PM, FM, DM & all the three chiefs should look into this matter of Sgt/Hawaldar of X group (Diploma scale) also along with officer's matter to keep their morale up.

Anonymous said...(on 13 September 2008 at 12:31 )  

The Sgt/Hawaldar of X group whose present scale start with 5000 are placed in PB-1, where as , As per 6th pay commission recomendation whose basic was starting with 5000 are placed in PB-2 i.e. 5000*1.86=9300. Hence Sgt/Hawaldar of X group should also be placed in PB-2. We hope our PM, FM, DM & all the three defence chiefs will look into the matter and do the needful to keep the morale up.
PBOR Desk

Anonymous said...(on 13 September 2008 at 12:32 )  

As per pay commission recomendation whose basic was 5000-8000 is placed in PB-2. Sgt/Hawaldar of X group(Diploma Scale) whose basic start with 5000 & even the Sgt/Hawaldar whose basic was more than 5000 as on 01/01/06 are unfortunatly placed in PB-1. We hope the PM, FM, DM & all the three chiefs should look into this matter of Sgt/Hawaldar of X group (Diploma scale) also along with officer's matter to keep their morale up.
PBOR Desk

krishanlaljaspal said...(on 18 September 2008 at 00:55 )  

1. It is pointed out the defense services officers of all the three services have been scandalously, shamefully and outrageously desecrated, disgraced, dishonored, besmirched and degraded by the Central Govt. and the bureaucrats who, always keep in mind their personal interest foremost, and dictate the Ministers to take decisions the way they want.
2. The public opinion is that this seems to be the first Govt., which is completely insensitive to the defense persons. This fact can be seen from the fact that none of the earlier Govts. neglected them as it has been done this time, especially while notifying the 6th Pay Commission Report. Past records of earlier pay commissions may be checked, where you will find Defense Services officers were given better pay, and allowances then all the Civil Services and Para Military Forces officers. Rather, this is the first time, when Civil Services, Para Military Forces officers and many others holding equivalent and/or even lower posts of their counter parts in defense services are given higher pay and allowance/Grade Pay, hence, the status of almost all the Defense Services officers is lowered, degraded and tarnished. It has happened during the regime of the present Central Govt.,
3. It is needless to emphasize that the financial benefit to the defense officers definitely has to be kept in mind. This is emphatically important considering their service conditions and retirement age, which are known to the whole country. However, their prestige, dignity and honor is rather that of more importance, which must not be destroyed, degraded and tarnished as has been done in the notified 6th Pay Commission Report. This statement is evident from the fact the seniority and status of all the Govt. Employees will be determined by the Grade Pay of all the officials in accordance with the 6th pay commission report.
4. Nevertheless, the three Chiefs of Defense Services have first time picked up some courage to point out the degradation with vivid disparities in Gde. Pay of defense officers of the rank of Lt. Cols., Lt. Gens. and equivalent ranks of all three services.
5. Nonetheless, it is noticed that no senior officers of either services or even the 6th Pay Commission Military Cell seem to have carefully gone through the full Pay Commission report and notifications. With due apology, I wish to mention that there are still number of more worst disparities in the cases of officers of the ranks of Majors, captains and Lieutenants, and equivalent ranks of all three services including trainees.
6. You may kindly see that the pre-revised scales of pay of civil services officers falling in S-21, S-22, and S-23 were much less the pay scale of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services. In accordance with the notifications, the Govt. has given Grade Pay of Rs. 7600/- to Civilian Officers of the categories mentioned ibid, but all officers of the rank of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services have been given the Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- only.
7. In addition, in the cases of Para Military Services, the Chief Nursing Officers, the Principals of schools, Education Officers, Assistant Directors and Managers, whose pre-revised scales were 10000-15200; all of them have now been given the Grade Pay of Rs. 7600/-. Whereas, the officers of the rank of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services, earlier drawing much higher pay scale, have been given the Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- only.
8. The degradation of Defense Services Officers does not end here itself. If you peruse the VI CPC report and notifications thereto, you will see, the ‘Vice Principal Grade I’ and Post Graduate Teacher Grade I of schools whose pre-revised scale was 8000-13200 are now given the Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/-, where as, the officers of the rank of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services, earlier drawing pay scale of more than 12000, are also now been given the Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- only. In addition, look into the case of the officers of the rank of Captains and equivalent ranks of all three services, whose pre-revised pay was much higher than the officials mentioned above are given Grade Pay of 6100/- only. Likewise, the pre-revised pay scale of the officers of the rank of Lieutenants and equivalent ranks of all three services was starting from Rs 8250/ which is more than these officials, where as the Grade Pay of all these officials is Rs. 6600/- but the Grade Pay of Lieutenants and equivalent ranks of all three services is given just Rs. 5400/-‘
9. From the above, you can very well see, how shabbily the defense services officers of all the three services alone have been scandalously, shamefully and outrageously desecrated, disgraced, dishonored, besmirched and degraded by the Central Govt. and the bureaucrats.
10. Further, it may be seen that any officers or officials of Central or State Govt. join any service in any post, they start getting their full pay and allowances from the day they join the service. Rather, they are paid their full pay and allowances during their training period, irrespective of duration of their training. In the cases PBOR or Officers of Defense services, they are paid just stipend only during the period of their initial training. How big injustice is being done by the Central Govt. can be well imagined?
11. In view of the foregoing, I make an earnest appeal to the public to send their sincere to the Prime Minister, Defense Minister, Finance Minister and the Govt. to do justice to the Defense Officers. I also make an earnest appeal to all these authorities of the Central Govt. to look into the matter, restore status and dignity and give the defense services officers of all the three services their due as suggested below:-
(a). In the cases of Lt. Generals and Lt. Colonels, as taken up by three Services Chiefs of Defense Services.
(b). In the case of the officers of the rank of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services, the Grade pay of Rs. 7600/-.
(c). In the case of the officers of the rank of Captains and equivalent ranks of all three services, the Grade pay of Rs. 6600/-.
(d). In the case of the officers of the rank of Lieutenants and equivalent ranks of all three services, the Grade pay of Rs. 6100/-.
(e). Give full pay, allowances and Grade Pay to all the PBOR or Officers of Defense services, during the period of their initial training as is being done in the case of other Central and State Govt. Officials.
12. If above suggested recommendations are accepted, is is assured that it will have great impact to raise the morale of Defense Services Personnel and attract desired, rather better talents to join Military Services, thus huge vacancies of officers existing since long will be made up. This will prove to be in the best interest of the nation and national security.
Thanks.
Yours truly,
Kishan.

krishanlaljaspal said...(on 22 September 2008 at 01:44 )  

REMOVAL OF DISPARITIES OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL
1. It is submitted that the defense services officers of all the three services have been scandalously, shamefully and outrageously desecrated, disgraced, dishonored, besmirched and degraded as can be seen from the notification of 6th pay commission report. The public opinion is that this is the first time, when the defense persons have been treated so poorly. This fact can be seen from the past records of earlier pay commission reports. Therein, you will find that the Defense Services officers were given better pay, and allowances than all the Civil Services and Para Military Forces officers. Rather, this is the first time, when Civil Services, Para Military Forces officers and many others holding equivalent and/or even lower posts than their counter parts in defense services are given higher pay and allowance/Grade Pay.
2. It is needless to emphasize that the financial benefit to the defense officers definitely has to be kept in mind. This is emphatically important considering their service conditions and low retirement age. However, their prestige, dignity and honor is rather that of more importance for them, which must not be destroyed, degraded and tarnished as has been done in the notified 6th Pay Commission Report. This statement is evident from the fact the seniority and status of all the Govt. employees will be determined by the Grade Pay of all the officials in accordance with the 6th pay commission report.
3. Nevertheless, the three Chiefs of Defense Services have pointed out the degradation with vivid disparities in the Gde. Pay of some of the defense officers of the rank of Lt. Cols., Lt. Gens. and equivalent ranks of all three services, which will have adverse effects during the joint operations.
4. With due apology, I wish to mention that in addition to the above, there are still number of more grave and worst disparities in the cases of officers of the ranks of Majors, captains and Lieutenants, and equivalent ranks of all three services as well as trainees of these services.
5. You may kindly see that the pre-revised scales of pay of civil services officers falling in S-21, S-22, and S-23 were much less then the pay scale of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services. Irrespective of this fact; in accordance with the 6th pa commission report notifications, the Civilian Officers of the categories mentioned ibid are given the Grade Pay of Rs. 7600/-, where as all officers of the rank of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services have been given the Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- only.
6. In addition, the Chief Nursing Officers of Para Military Services, the Principals of schools, Education Officers, Assistant Directors and Managers, whose pre-revised scales were 10000-15200; all of them have now been given the Grade Pay of Rs. 7600/-, whereas, the officers of the rank of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services, earlier drawing much higher pay scale than them, have been given the Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- only.
7. The degradation of Defense Services Officers does not end here itself. If you peruse the VI CPC report and notifications thereto, you will see, that the ‘Vice Principal Grade I’ and Post Graduate Teacher Grade I of schools whose pre-revised scale was 8000-13200 are now given the Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/-, but in the case of the officers of the rank of Captains and equivalent ranks of all three services, whose pre-revised pay was much higher than the officials mentioned above are given Grade Pay of 6100/- only. Likewise, the pre-revised pay scale of the officers of the rank of Lieutenants and equivalent ranks of all three services was starting from Rs 8250/ which is more than the officials mentioned ibid, their Grade Pay is given just Rs. 5400/- only
8. From the above, you can very well see that this the first time when the defense services officers of all the three services alone have been scandalously, shamefully and outrageously desecrated, disgraced, dishonored, besmirched and degraded.
9. Further, it may be seen that any officers or officials of Central or State Govt. join any service in any post, they start getting their full pay and allowances from the day they join the service. Rather, they are paid their full pay and allowances during their training period, irrespective of duration of their training. In the cases Officers and PBOR of Defense services, they are paid just stipend during the period of their initial training. Such a big discrimination and injustice must not be done to the defense services personnel alone.
10. The 6th Pay Commission and the Govt. has very kindly recommended and accepted the prolonged and long standing/awaited demand of Military Service Pay (‘MSP’) of defense personnel. But, it is highly unjustified as to why the MSP should not be applicable w. e. f. the day the 6th pay commission is effective. Were the soldiers not the part of defense forces and/or they have not been performing their duties since 1 Jan 2006? If they are legitimate part of defense forces and have been performing their duties since 1 Jan 2006 and the 6th Pay commission is since effective from 1 Jan 2006, the MSP must be given to them w.e.f that very date and the arrears whatever due should be paid accordingly.
11. Further, Military Service Pay is since the Pay, it is highly illogical not to considered it to calculate dearness allowance and increments on this pay. It may be noted that the Central Govt. has agreed to pay dearness allowance on the Transport Allowance. It is surprising to note that when the tpt. allowance is an allowance and not the pay, the dearness allowance is permitted on it, but the MSP is the Pay, yet, it is not considered for the purpose. Hence, the Govt. must reconsider its decision to pay dearness allowance on MSP as well as, it must be included to calculate increments w.e.f. 01 Jan 2006 please.
12. In view of the foregoing, an earnest appeal is made to the Prime Minister, Defense Minister, Finance Minister and all other authorities to do justice to the Defense Officers and PBOR of all the three services to look into the matter judiciously, restore their status and dignity and give them their due as suggested below:-
(a). In the cases of Lt. Generals, Lt. Colonels and PBOR, as taken up by the Chiefs of three Defense Services.
(b). In the case of the officers of the rank of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services, the Grade pay of Rs. 7600/- be given.
(c). In the case of the officers of the rank of Captains and equivalent ranks of all three services, the Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- be given.
(d). In the case of the officers of the rank of Lieutenants and equivalent ranks of all three services, the Grade pay of Rs. 6100/- be given.
(e). Give full pay, allowances and Grade Pay to all the Officers and PBOR of Defense services during the period of their initial training as is being done in the case of other Central and State Govt. Officials.
13. If suggestions recommendations above are accepted, it is assured that it will have great impact to raise the morale of Defense Services Personnel and attract desired, rather better talents to join Military Services, thus huge vacancies of officers existing since long will be made up. This will prove to be in the best interest of the nation and national security.
Thanks.
Yours truly,
Kishan.

Ajee said...(on 14 September 2009 at 05:56 )  

It is sad that Child Care leave for Lady officers is not implemented. If it cannot be implemented, why such recommendations. Cant it be sanctioned with some modification?

Beena said...(on 9 February 2011 at 09:07 )  

jco's are made dummy's, they are paid less than senior havildar's. Therefore i being a jco have decided to quit because a subordiante is paid more than seniors

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